Boston Restaurant Talk reports the gratifying news that Merrill & Co. will open in the old 28 Degrees space at 1 Appleton St. Former KO Prime'r Jason Cheek will be the executive chef, and jm Curley's talented Kevin Mabry will be the beverage director.FULL ENTRY
Finally! The adorable-sounding Farm & Fable is officially open, according to their Facebook page. The shop sells rare cookbooks dating from the 1800's, out-of-print tomes containing offbeat recipes, and works from the occasional boldface chef for good measure.FULL ENTRY
It's time to get in an early twentieth century state of mind: Restaurant and bar Carrie Nation Cocktail Club is now open in Beacon Hill for drinks, and will start serving its full dinner menu at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.
The eatery joins the speakeasy-style theme currently trendy in the Boston area. Unlike many of those bars that open in the evening, Carrie Nation will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner -- all starting on Thursday, June 6.
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After invading Harvard Square, local burger joint Tasty Burger is planning to open another location in Cambridge, according to Boston Magazine.
Tasty Burger first opened on Boylston Street in the Fenway neighborhood, and has two other locations in the Boston area: South Boston and Harvard Square.
The competition? The other fast food-style restaurants in Central Square are notables, such as Four Burgers, Chipotle, Moody's Falafel Palace, and Picante. Let's just hope it can also have a 4 a.m. closing time like the Harvard Square location. (You know, in case you don't feel like eating Hi-Fi Pizza. Again.)
What are your thoughts on the opening? Which local burger establishment is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments.
In case you missed it, Centre Street Sanctuary, the new bar located on the campus of the former Blessed Sacrament Church is now up and running.
Highlights from the menu include: lamb satay, 8 ounce grilled hanger steak, and sanctuary sangria (hey, it's summer), made with red wine, hibiscus liqueur, peach brandy, peach puree, and iced tea.
Have you been to this new JP spot yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know.
While this one spot was frequented for religious reasons at one time, it's now a destination for a different kind of retreat. Bostonians will be able to dine on 12-ounce Grass-fed New York strip steak and enjoy a libation (or two) at the old campus of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
Welcome to Jamaica Plain's newest restaurant, Centre Street Sanctuary, which is set to open Tuesday, May 28. The atmosphere has been designed to be reminiscent of a church, complete with stained glass and a bar made of a 700-pound oak door from a shuttered church in Watertown, according to Urban Daddy.FULL ENTRY
The excitement is building in Arlington for the opening of Menotomy Grill & Tavern, a promising restaurant serving food by former Chez Henri chef Mark Thompson.
This week, the staff responded to a follower asking about an opening date on its Facebook page, saying undisclosed factors likely will push the debut to after next Monday's holiday.
"We are waiting on a few items that are out of our control. Hoping for the week after [Memorial Day]," the post reads.
Housed in a former video rental store just off Alewife Brook Parkway at 25 Massachusetts Avenue, the location is close enough for residents of Cambridge and Somerville to jump the line into Arlington. In a first look inside the space, Patch reports that it will seat 150 between the restaurant and its patio, with an additional 24 bar spots.
The website also has a peek at the opening day menu, which tops out at $24 for dishes. For locals excited about the presence of another bar in Arlington, there is no word yet on drink lists.
Union Square's latest restaurant addition, Bronwyn, is all set to open today, May 15. We got a chance to take an exclusive first look at the menu, focusing on central and eastern European fare. Note: The names of the entrees are fun to say. You'll see.
Here is what you need to know about the menu:
Sausage. There is a section dedicated to "house-made wurst," or what we call sausage. There are six different choices, including "Zungenblutwurst," which is described as blood, tongue, and pork.
Potatoes. If you're a fan of the starchy goodness, then you'll find plenty of options here. "Mohnnudeln," for example, consists of potato and poppy noodles, salmon gravlax, and creme fraiche.
Doughnut. A dessert item is described as a lemon raspberry doughnut with chocolate sauce, called "Berliner." Its competition? The German chocolate cake, of course.
Pretzel. Or as Bronwyn says, "Bretzel." Grub Street reported chef Tim Wiechmann's attempt to perfect the bread concoction (which comes with roasted apple mustard). If you're not satisfied, oat-honey challah is also available.
Don't forget, there will be a biergarten open for the summer, with a promise of beer (35 different pilsners, lagers, and more offered). Half of the menu comprises of their extensive beer list, wine, and cocktail menu, all with the flavors of central and Eastern Europe.
What do you think about the menu? Do you think the restaurant will fit in with Union Square's bustling nightlife scene? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Bronwyn is located at 255 Washington St., Somerville. It is slated to open on May 15.
Hampshire House Corporation, the company that runs Hampshire House, 75 Chestnut, 75 on Liberty Wharf, Cheers Beacon Hill, and Cheers Faneuil Hall, plan to add yet another eatery to their restaurant empire as long as the plan gets official approval from the city, Eater reports.
The proposed restaurant, 75 on Cambridge, which would be located on the former site of Grampy’s gas station (209 Cambridge St.), could open in the fall of 2014, seating between 120 and 130 people, according to The Beacon Hill Times.
The project, spearheaded by Hampshire House owner Thomas A. Kershaw, must be heard and approved by the Beacon Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee for the city-permitting process to begin. We'll have to wait for more news on this before we know the restaurant's definite future.
What do you think? Would this be a good addition to Boston's culinary scene? Or do you not approve?
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Union Square already has fancy cocktails, delicious donuts, fine dining, and craft beers. All it was missing was a destination for sausage, pretzel, and Pilsner fans.
Joining a string of buzzworthy hot spots in Somerville's Union Square is Bronwyn, a restaurant and bar from the owners of T.W. Foods in Cambridge.
Husband-and-wife duo Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann own the restaurant, and Tim is the restaurant's chef. They plan to pay homage to their German roots by serving food and drink inspired from the region, according to a press release. Menu items include Bavarian sausages, riesling sauerkraut, and foie gras.
This new spot has the potential of joining the already flourishing nightlife scene of Union Square. It plans to offer Eastern and Central European beers, but local beer fans don't fret -- American beers that are brewed in the European style will also be available. Craft cocktails, wines from central Europe, and schnapps will also make up the drink menu.
The decor will include velvet seating and iron chandeliers (belonging to Wiechmann's family). Oh, and, in true European style, there will also be a biergarten open from 5 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting.
While Bronwyn opens May 15, you can start making reservations on May 11. 255 Washington St., Somerville, www.bronwynrestaurant.com